While drinking beer and playing with the routing table, i notice that mail
destined for Xtra:
xtra.co.nz. 799 IN MX 20 mx2.tnz.mail.yahoo.com
xtra.co.nz. 799 IN MX 10 mx1.tnz.mail.yahoo.com
Now goes via Vocus, a new operator selling international bandwidth in NZ:
root@accounting:/home/icepick# traceroute mx1.tnz.mail.yahoo.com
traceroute to mx1.tnz.mail.yahoo.com
(22.214.171.124), 64 hops max, 40 byte
1 FIREWALL (126.96.36.199) 0.433 ms 0.630 ms 0.389 ms
2 * * *
3 * * *
4 vocus.ape.net.nz (188.8.131.52) 2.029 ms 1.840 ms 3.055 ms
5 ip-184.108.40.206.vocusconnect.net.au (220.127.116.11) 25.294 ms 25.707
ms 26.766 ms
6 as17457-1.bdr02.syd01.nsw.vocusconnect.net.au (18.104.22.168) 26.161
ms 26.152 ms 26.022 ms
(22.214.171.124) 26.164 ms
(126.96.36.199) 26.283 ms 26.306 ms
I find it great that xtra bound MX traffic is now "Local" again as it
transits APE, but I find it funny that it's another operator supplying the
bandwidth rather than telecom.
I know this may not be news to everyone yet, and yes, it's not the first
time I've mentioned (1) vocus in the last week, but from what I can tell
they seem to be doing a good job for the NZ internet so far.
(1) I'm in no way affiliated to vocus.
P.S. my views are mine only and not those of my employer, * insert rest of
disclaimer here *...